Carmageddon website counting down to June 1

Apparent Square Enix teaser campaign signals announcement for new entry in car-combat franchise coming next week.

SCi's Carmageddon franchise appeared to hit a pileup it would not be walking away from in April 2008, when Eidos reportedly canceled the series' fourth run. Three years on, and it appears as if the comically violent car combat franchise will be given new wheels, as a countdown timer has begun to tick down on what purports to be Carmageddon's official website.

Carmageddon.com indicates that an announcement regarding the franchise will be made at 1 a.m. PT, on June 1. Unfortunately, it includes no additional information on what that teaser campaign is counting down to.

Carmageddon may have actuated its return signal.

Though the site offers no official markings or branding, a domain-name search indicates that Square Enix, which purchased SCi-parent Eidos Interactive in 2009, initially registered the site in March 2011. However, the domain registration was updated today with a new registrant name, Driving Game IP Ltd.

While possible that the Carmageddon IP has changed hands, it seems likely that Driving Game IP Ltd. is a dummy corporation a la Bungie's recently unearthed Podophobia Entertainment. According to the domain-name information, the new company is registered to what could either be a personal residence or a milk farm in Isle of White, England. That address is less than 8 miles away from original Carmageddon developer Stainless Games.

The fourth installment in the Carmageddon franchise was first teased in 2003, before being officially announced in 2004 and scheduled for release by April 2005. 2K Games later picked up the North American publishing rights to Carmageddon 4 before it was reportedly canceled.

Square Enix had not responded to a request for comment on the matter as of press time. For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Carmageddon 3, which was released for the PC in 2000.

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28 comments
phillkillv2
phillkillv2

You can pretty much flatten cars. I love this game.

HT89488
HT89488

lol...I remember when playing the first Carmageddon and I was a in the process of getting my permit at the time, mom walks in the room and sees me running people over and screaming.

smookert010
smookert010

damn its been a while crushing old ladies and sexy mama's whit my 4x4 yea.. brings back good memories

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Spiffy. Been forever since they've had a new game come out...

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

I loved this game back in the day, And I swear if SE, fudges this game up like they been doing with FF series lately I will never buya SE game again

Xenuri
Xenuri

I was in the war!!!!

NubleX
NubleX

wrong checkpoint! hell yeaaaah HEAD ON BONUS

wisertime2000
wisertime2000

Sweet news!. I miss that game. One of the funnest and funniest games I ever played. Paradise city could have rivaled it with pedestrians!

Crimsader
Crimsader

A new Carmageddon would be great.

Maghayia001
Maghayia001

This is awesome.Thank you Square enix.

benz1980i
benz1980i

This game will be banned in Australia

jhpeter
jhpeter

My wishes coming true, the game that make me like to play racing cars (last one was Road Rash, but is for bikes), man enix is a bad name to make games lately, why not ol SCI to make it perferct? Please make Carmageddon oringinal remake in Hd and with force feedback for my Wireless MS Wheel and I can rest in peace. Ps:I though about this game this morning, so good to know after waiting for my Dirt 3 ! =)

BAD-C0MPANY
BAD-C0MPANY

Carmageddon? Oh my god, yes please. I love killing people in my games. :)

arsnakeheart
arsnakeheart

I can foresee controversy in Brazil... Hahah! Both games were forbidden and given a lot of media attention here back when they were released. Hope they make a good, new one, or at least an iPhone version of the originals or whatever... How awesome would that be? 8D

samir_bvr
samir_bvr

Carmageddon 2 is still one of my all time favourites, the physics was just awesome. Would love to have the series renovated.

cheater87
cheater87

Hope its a disk based PS3/360 and PC release :D

Wula_
Wula_

I was just remembering about carmegeddon today. And the fun I had with it as a kid at a friends house. What are the chances of it being teased when I got home from my camping trip.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Please please please!! And take your bloody time and do it right!! My favorite was the first one so I would die for a proper remake! PS - Uncensored too, as in seriously, like the first one!

dkpunk
dkpunk

Finally! Loved the original.

LedGamer
LedGamer

hopefully more info to come at E3. :)

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

Carmageddon was an awesome game! I played the first two over and over again, never got bored of them. I had no idea they were thinking of reopening the series. I'd love to see a modern version of this game.

Subnubbins
Subnubbins

Loved the game. Love it so much. Have the original Max Pack, uncensored version and all. I am so stoked for this.

blooky
blooky

Been so long since I have had a Cunning Stunt bonus!!! Try and say it three times fast.

dagrimmreepa
dagrimmreepa

Please let this be a new entry! I used to love C & C2 back in the day, before TDR2000 came out and ruined everything...

macaque12
macaque12

It would be better to see a new carmageddon!!! It's very easy to make old Carmageddons run (but TDR 2000) on pc theses days

trdrstv
trdrstv

Please, let this be an announcement that the original Carmageddon will be available from GOG.com